This Fact About Scar And Mufasa Will Have You Shook

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Everything is a lie. 

The Lion King is one of the most beloved films in the history of film and for good reason. 

But it turns out that one of the major plot devices used in the story is actually a lie. 

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Here’s a refresher: Scar and Mufasa are estranged brothers. The whole reason Scar is as grumpy and bitter and downright evil as he is, is because of his jealousy for his brother. 

Scar feels as though he was ripped-off, not only genetically but also in life: when you’re the  insignificant brother of a lion king, I guess you would feel a bit crap. 

Except that Scar and Mufasa weren’t actually brothers. 

Yep, the whole storyline and (our whole life) is a lie. 

And this isn’t some weird animal kingdom face dredged up on the internet - the director and producer of the original animated film confirmed it. 

In an interview with Hello Giggles, director Rob Minkoff and producer Don Hahn, said: 

“[While making the movie] we talked about the fact that it was very likely [Scar and Mufasa] would not have both the same parents. The way lions operate in the wild…when the male lion gets old, another rogue lion comes and kills the head of the pride. What that does is it causes the female lions to go into heat [to reproduce], and then the new younger lion kills the king and then he kills all the babies. Now he’s the new lion that’s running the pride.”

We know that's how real lions operate and all, but couldn't they just let us live in ignorant bliss? 

Mufasa’s last words were "Scar! Brother, help me!”. Whats up with that? 

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Images: The Lion King / Disney, Giphy / Giphy. 

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Written By Krisinda Merhi